TCA Awards: 'The Americans' Lead Awards, Proving It's the Series You Need to Catch Up On

We can picture your summer last year perfectly. Finally getting the opportunity to enjoy the post-May TV doldrums, you picked up a new obsession that your cool friends shamed you for not watching already: Showtime's Homeland, the recipient of the most Television Critics Association Award (TCA) nominations in 2012.

So it seems natural to think that you all will be playing catch-up this summer with the TCA's most-nominated series in 2013, The Americans. Yep, it seems the television taste makers have chosen the Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys 1980s spy series to be the next series that eats up your DVR, having nominated it for three awards. Of course, other TV favorites like Breaking Bad and House of Cards aren't far behind.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

PROGRAM OF THE YEARThe Americans, FXBreaking Bad, AMCGame of Thrones, HBOHouse of Cards, NetflixThe Walking Dead, AMC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMAThe Americans, FXBreaking Bad, AMCGame of Thrones, HBOHomeland, ShowtimeMad Men, AMC

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMABryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDYThe Big Bang Theory, CBSLouie, FXNew Girl, FoxPark and Recreation, NBCVeep, HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDYLouis C.K., Louie (FX)Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)Jake Johnson, New Girl (Fox)Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

NEW PROGRAMThe Americans, FXElementary, CBSHouse of Cards, NetflixThe Mindy Project, FoxOrphan Black, BBC America

OUTSTANDING MOVIE, MINISERIES OR SPECIALAmerican Horror Story: Asylum, FXBehind the Candelabra, HBODownton Abbey, PBSRectify, Sundance ChannelTop of the Lake, Sundance Channel

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMINGThe Amazing Race, CBSThe Glee Project, OxygenShark Tank, ABCSurvivor, CBSThe Voice, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMINGAdventure Time, Cartoon NetworkBunheads, ABC FamilyDaniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBSSesame Street, PBSSwitched at Birth, ABC Family

NEWS AND INFORMATION60 Minutes, CBSAnderson Cooper 360, CNNCentral Park Five, PBSThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy CentralRachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

HERITAGE AWARDAll In the Family, CBSLost, ABCSaturday Night Live, NBCStar Trek, NBCTwin Peaks, ABC

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDJames L. BrooksJames BurrowsJay LenoWilliam ShatnerBarbara Walters

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